Workout Recovery Tip For Triathletes

Many triathletes already have their favorite recovery routine! I see athletes do a combination of many items on the list below: Stretching Massage Yoga Foam Rolling Compression Icing Inversions Acupuncture Special Nutrition Extra sleep 😴 All of these options are great and beneficial, I have personally done them all! After talking to so many athletes I…

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The Journey Of A Plant Curious Ironman Triathlete

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The Protein-centric Period When I first started working as a personal trainer in 2001 I followed a very traditional way of eating which was common in the fitness industry at that very time. I was surrounded by guys whose goals were to gain muscle, in fact my first mentor was a professional body builder. I…

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11 Ways to Get Over The Monotony Of Training

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When you get in a mental rut it’s always good to take a moment to think back and  remind yourself why you started in the first place. Chances are you had a legitimate reason for taking on triathlon and signing up for a specific race. But the months, or even years for some, of the…

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6 Tweaks That Took 10 Minutes Off My Ironman Swim Time

6 Tweaks That Took 10 Minutes Off My Ironman Swim Time

Before applying the 6 tweaks that took 10 minutes off my Ironman swim time I was under the impression that unless you grew up as a swimmer there was no way for a major improvement as an adult. We often hear of those athletes who have an instant advantage in triathlon due to the fact…

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5 Reasons Why You Could Rock A Triathlon

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  We all tend to be afraid of what we don’t know or understand. Even if you don’t think you are triathlete material keep reading to see what type of person is a good fit for this sport. 1. If you already are an organized and structured person who is good at planning and following…

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Free Speed Most Age Group Triathletes Don’t Take Advantage Of

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As triathletes we’re always looking to improve and go faster. We tend to look at how we can upgrade our gear to shave a few seconds off our total time. Or maybe we just keep increasing the intensity in our training to get more fit for race day. Both examples are effective, but many of…

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Not Just Another Triathlon: Superfrog 70.3

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Right from the check-in on Saturday this race had a different feel. Entering the secured Naval Base and driving by the guards in full military gear gave the Superfrog 70.3 experience a feeling of seriousness I have never experienced at any triathlon. The banners of fallen soldiers and their stories put things in perspective real…

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Enduring The Heat With Nuun

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Moving from Chicago to Phoenix can be pretty shocking for anyone. Especially an endurance athlete arriving in the hot desert in May, just in time for the valley’s hottest months of the year. Coming out of the Winter and Spring the 57°F felt very pleasant when leaving Chicago, three days later when arriving in Phoenix…

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5 Ways to Get More Distance Per Stroke

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As I left the pool today, my swimming technique became very apparent to me. When I was younger, I was a competitive swimmer and distance per stroke wasn’t as important as speed and turnover rate. Now as a triathlete, that isn’t the case. As you know, you aren’t sprinting just 100 yards and stopping, but…

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How to Draft Effectively in the Swim

Do you want to swim faster with less effort?  Do you want to exit a triathlon swim fresh and ready for the bike?  Do you want to focus less on navigating all over the course, and more on looking for fishies while you swim?  If so, draft! Drafting in a triathlon swim is something ALL…

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